December 25, 2020, Feast of the Nativity of Jesus Christ Theme: “Living in Christ: Witnesses of the Light” Homily by Fr. Andy Ilustre Old Testament Proclamation: Isaiah 9:2-7 Responsorial Psalm :Isaiah 9:2-7 New Testament Proclamation: Titus 2:11-14 -5a Gospel Proclamation: John 1:1-14
“How can we spread the light to others?”
We need to walk with the Light and be the witness of it. In the beginning, before all time, the ‘Word’ was Christ and He was continually co-existing with God in the beginning. The Lord reigned before the world has begun together with His son Christ Jesus. He still does, and He will forever.
We should spend time with the Light so that we may manifest the light to the world. In the gospel, John was commissioned by God and sent forth. This man came as a witness to testify about the Light so that all might believe through him. You cannot tell who Christ is if you do not know Him. John was not the Light, but came to testify about the Light.
We only become a witness when we know the personality of God. Having a deep relationship with a person is also the same thing with the Lord. Through spending quality time—either by praying or meditating His word or both, we will get to know the very Heart of God. If we personally know Him it will become easy for us to become living testimonies and witnesses to the world of how good, faithful, and sovereign our God is.
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